Taught course

Carbon Management (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Training experts to meet the challenges of global climate change

This Programme is offered via online distance learning. If you are looking for a campus based programme, please see our other Carbon Management entry.

The online MSc in Carbon Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning campus-based MSc in Carbon Management programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Building on the proven success and expert content of the established residential programme, this new online programme provides high-level knowledge, skills and training in the business, economics and science of carbon management.

The programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change management by business, industry, NGOs and government.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of climate science and economics, and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon management. Students can devise study programmes suited to their own personal interests and career goals through their choice of individual research projects.

The online delivery allows study to be balanced alongside full-time employment and family commitments. A blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and online discussions enables students to explore the science and business responses to climate change.

Programme structure

The MSc is completed on a part-time basis over a period of 36 months, starting in September each year. There is also a 24 month accelerated learning option.

The MSc comprises seven core courses and a dissertation, and is organised into three sections:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management (60 credits, 3 courses)
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Carbon Innovation (60 credits, 3 courses)
  3. Applied Carbon Methods (60 credits, 1 course and dissertation)

The first two sections can be taken as standalone qualifications. If both are successfully completed then the student will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Carbon Management.

In order to achieve the full MSc in Carbon Management, the first two Certificates must be successfully completed before the third can be taken. This is because the core courses taught in these Certificates provide the foundation knowledge required to carry out the research element on the programme.

Each of the Certificates are part-time one-year courses, with one course each semester.

Our existing MSc Carbon Management boasts excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as a great alumni network covering more than 25 nations and providing unrivalled opportunities to link up on research projects and find new positions in the field of carbon management.

The main employment sectors for our graduates are those of climate change consultancy, renewable energy and carbon management project development, and government and NGO climate change advisors. Several of our graduates are also now studying for climate change-focused PhDs.

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Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Please see our Geosciences Scholarships for opportunities. Also visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
MSc Programme Secretary
Email
geos.postgrad@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 2572